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Moses Zibor

Charley The Barber

Property Sold to Benefit The Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos (CCA, Lagos)

Moses Zibor

Moses Zibor

Charley The Barber

Charley The Barber

Moses Zibor

Nigerian

b.1978

Charley the Barber


signed and dated 2020 (lower left)

oil on canvas

69 by 60cm., 27¼ by 23½in.

The stretcher is warped. There is a light buckling to the canvas as a result within the lower right quadrant. There is a horizontal surface crack to the center of the left edge measuring approximately 10mm. The crack appears to be due to a continuation of the pinhole punctures which are inherent to the work and run along the left and right edges. There is also an hold fold line running across the centre of the work, which is most visible in raking light. This is likely contemporary to the creation of the work. Inspection under UV light reveals no clear signs of restoration or repair. Overall, the work appears to be in good original condition but would benefit from a new stretcher.


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Please note that the correct dimensions for this work 69 by 60cm., 27¼ by 23½in.

Donated by the artist

"Our footprints are all we leave behind after we are gone."


"Charley the Barber was a hard-working Ghanaian immigrant in my neighbourhood in Nigeria in the ’80s. Charley is a common name in Ghana, which means 'my friend' or 'my brother'. People came from near and far to seek his service due to his hard work and skills. I felt it fitting to honour Charley in one of my paintings as one of my role models growing up. His covered eyes signify that he is focused on his goals to be among the best and free from distractions in attaining this goal."


Moses Zibor, who started painting and drawing at the age of 7, is a man of many parts—model, actor, musician, footballer, physiologist, energy therapist, philanthropist, artist. He is a Kazakhstan-based artist from Bayelsa State who was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria to a Nigerian father and Ghanaian mother. He graduated as a first class student from Yaba college of Technology in Yaba, Lagos in 2008, and immediately began a full time career as a professional painter engaging in many different art shows and exhibitions around the world.


Despite a burgeoning career, Zibor took a 10 year hiatus from the world of art in 2010 to pursue another passion of his—football. In 2020, a resurgent Moses Zibor was armed with elegantly rendered figurative paintings, pictorial essays, and essays of contemporary men and women. His art is alive with power, colour, and vibrancy that seemed to have only intensified with his time away from the canvas.